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Report: SWASH Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Survey 2016, 2018, 2020

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ACON, October 28, 2020 The latest 2020 SWASH report was released on 28th October 2020 as part of a series of Mental Health month events.  The SWASH survey is a comprehensive survey of important health issues relevant to lesbian, bisexual, queer and other non-heterosexual identifying women engaged with Sydney’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities. SWASH has...

Public Cervix Announcement campaign

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Thorne Harbour Health, September 2019 Cancer Council Victoria, November 2019 As more research reveals concerning health outcomes for lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) identified women, it is encouraging that there is a shift in focus towards improving health for LBQ women from both mainstream and LGBTIQ health organisations. As part of Women’s Health Week (September 2 – 6) we thought we’d take...

Sexual minority women face barriers to health care

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The Conversation, October 23, 2019 9.25pm AEDT Stigma and discrimination are common experiences that people who identify as LGBT or sexual minority face when accessing health services. One report found that one in seven LGBT people in the UK avoided seeking healthcare for fear of discrimination from staff. As many as one in four also experienced negative remarks against LGBT people from...

Type 2 diabetes: Sexual orientation may influence risk

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Medical News Today, Published Saturday 12 May 2018 The new study — which was led by Heather L. Corliss, a professor at San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health in California — suggests that women who identify as lesbian or bisexual are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in the journal Diabetes Care. Read more of Type 2...

Australian report finds disturbing evidence of gender inequality

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Guardian Australia, March 8th Incorrect assumptions are being made that gender equality has been achieved despite disturbing and comprehensive evidence to the contrary, an investigation by Australia’s sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has found. “There are many different voices in this, and my voice is tied to having spoken to rural women, LGBTI women, older women, women with...

Health-care system challenging for LGBQ women giving birth

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Herald News (Canada), October 13, 2015 – 6:45am When Lisa Goldberg walks into a room to find a new mother, babe in her arms and surrounded by family, the nurse’s first question will always be the same: Who is everybody? It may seem like an obvious thing to ask, but often clinicians — and society — jump to assumptions about what a new family looks like. The “mommy, daddy, baby” image, as...

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